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New water spray at Harrington Park / Jim Phillips TSM
New water spray at Harrington Park / Jim Phillips TSM

Summer Fun (And Free Lunch) At 20 New Bedford Park Sites

Young children were flocking to Harrington Park in New Bedford's West End on Tuesday, the new water-spray there offering a chance to cool off from the summer heat.

Kathleen Richardson was there with her grandchildren

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Digital Amnesia Is Here

Do you find that because your smartphone is always on you or nearby and the Internet is just a click or swipe away that you remember fewer things than you used to -- not only facts about things but personal information like people's phone numbers? WTOP reports that a new study from Kaspersky Lab found that Americans aren't remembering as much information, dubbing it "Digital Amnesia," which is forgetting information that you trust a digital device to store and remember for you

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Eye Color Linked To Alcoholism

Will you be mixing some special, patriotic cocktails for the Fourth of July? You may want to be careful with your drinking if you have light colored eyes-- a new study shows light-eyed people may be at higher risk for developing alcoholism

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Photo By BSIP/UIG Via Getty Images

UMass Dartmouth Hoping to Diversify Nursing Workforce In Region

The College of Nursing at UMass Dartmouth has received nearly $300-thousand from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

University spokesman John Hoey says the money will be used to encourage more minority students to consider nursing as a future career

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Beach Closures In New Bedford

The City of New Bedford has announced that there will be beach closures on Thursday.

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Sunburn Art is Real & Dangerous

Apparently this thing called "sunburn art" is trending on Twitter. People are posting pictures of the sun-made designs on their bodies, due to carefully applying sunscreen in the shape of flowers and Batman signs

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Color Your World

You'll never guess what the hottest trend is in relieving stress and being marketed as a kind of personal therapy; Adult Coloring Books! This niche, simple and solitary, is the new alternative to the stress of the digital world

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Live Longer With Fish & Plant Fats

For years it seems we've been told to avoid fat in our diets, but a new study suggests that may not be the best thing to do. Swedish researchers tested for levels of different types of fats in over 4,000 Swedish women and men, then followed up with half of the participants for at least 14 and-a-half years

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Sunscreen Hall of Shame

There are a lot of sunscreens on the market: some good, some bad and then the shameful. Those in the last category are not only a waste of money and time but also potentially harmful. Oddly enough, the No

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Conference Looks To Aid LGBT Community

A conference Tuesday on serving the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people attracted dozens of human service providers at Whites of Westport.

The conference was titled "Open Minds, Open Doors," and was sponsored by The Women's Center in New Bedford

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